Ruling: Oklahoma couple entitled to divorce hearing

07/2/2008 | Tulsa World (Okla.)

Although an Oklahoma judge was correct to vacate a divorce mistakenly granted to a same-sex couple, he should have held a hearing on the matter instead of dismissing the case, the state's high court has ruled. The decision sends the matter back to a lower court to reconsider the divorce case of Cait O'Darling and her spouse, Stephanie, who were married in 2002 in Toronto. A 2004 voter-approved ban prohibits marriages between same-sex couples in Oklahoma and bars recognition of such out-of-state unions.

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